|News Dissector: Is Media Harming Democracy - WGBH|
Danny Schechter, executive editor, MediaChannel.org Danny Schechter explores the rapidly changing ways in which we receive our information. He believes that media, the field in which he has worked for four decades, is harming our democracy. Are the major news corporations doing more harm than good? Can independent media, empowered with the tools of a technological revolution, do any better? Danny Schechter, "The News Dissector", launched a media career in Boston on WBCN Radio...
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|Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness - WGBH|
Tal Ben-Shahar, instructor, psychology, Harvard Tal Ben-Shahar discusses current research on the science of happiness and introduces ideas and tools that can actually make a difference in one's life. The study of happiness or of enhancing the quality of our lives, has been dominated by pop-psychology (much charisma, but relatively little substance) and academia (much substance, but isolated from most people's everyday lives)...
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|Documentary Story Structure: From Great to Excellent - WGBH|
Fernanda Rossi, documentary story consultant; Gino Del Guercio, filmmaker Fernanda Rossi provides a "before and after" style case study of Del Guercio's documentary in order to illustrate what elements make for great story structure. Using the real life example of Del Guercio's work in progress, Abandoned in the Attic, Fernanda Rossi (known as "the Doc Doctor") explains story structure models and what to look for in making a film excellent...
Keywords: art & architecture
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|Disruptive Innovation and the Way We Learn - WGBH|
Clayton Christensen, professor, business administration, Harvard Clayton Christensen discusses his model of disruptive innovation and its application to the field of education. Clayton M. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the technology and operations management, and general management faculty groups...
Keywords: business & economics; education
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|Consciousness, Creativity, and the Brain - WGBH|
David Lynch, filmmaker; Fred Tavis, neuroscientist, Maharishi University; John Hagelin, physicist, Maharishi University David Lynch, the award-winning writer, director, and producer, answers questions on his films, his 32-year practice of Transcendental Meditation, and the role of consciousness in the creative process. He is joined by physicist John Hagelin, who was featured in the documentary "What The Bleep Do We Know?" and neuroscientist Dr...
|Zainab Salbi: Between Two Worlds - WGBH|
Zainab Salbi, writer, activist Zainab Salbi was 11 when her father was chosen to serve as Saddam Hussein's personal pilot. Her mother eventually sent Zainab to America for an arranged marriage, to spare her from Saddam's growing affection, but the marriage turned out to be another world of tyranny and abuse. Zainab started over. She forged a new identity as a champion of female victims of war, dedicating her life to speaking out on behalf of oppressed women around the world...
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|Through an Uncommon Lens: F. Holland Day - WGBH|
Patricia Fanning, archivist, author, associate professor, Bridgewater State College Archivist and author Patricia Fanning presents information from her book Through an Uncommon Lens: The Life and Photography of F. Holland Day. Fanning has written Through an Uncommon Lens: The Life and Photography of F. Holland Day, a book about Boston-based photographer F. Holland Day (1864-1933). Day was a central figure in artistic circles on both sides of the Atlantic...
Keywords: art & architecture; history
|Documentary Filmmaking Today - WGBH|
Lucia Small, director; Randy Barbato, director; John Walter, director; Gerald Peary, writer, director Critic and filmmaker Gerald Peary moderates a discussion of the craft of documentary filmmaking among several independent directors. Panelists include Lucia Small (director of The Axe in The Attic); Randy Barbeto (director of When I Knew, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and Inside Deep Throat); and John Walter (director of Theater of War)...
|Shubha Mudgal: Gender and Art in South Asia - WGBH|
Shubha Mudgal, vocalist, musician, composer; Rajashree Ghosh, resident scholar, WSRC, Brandeis; Ulka Anjaria, assistant professor, English, Brandeis; Harleen Singh, co-chair, South Asian studies program, Brandeis Musician Shubha Mudgal explores how gender and art interact and intersect in South Asia. From a living tradition extending back thousands of years, Shubha Mudgal's richly textured voice takes the listener on a musical journey that draws inspiration from medieval Sufi poetry, romantic lo...
|Operation Homecoming - WGBH|
Andrew Carroll, editor, writer Operation Homecoming is a program created by the National Endowment for the Arts to encourage returning soldiers to write about their wartime experiences. Their poems, essays and stories will soon be published in a literary anthology. Soldiers having recently returned from Iraq who have participated in this program read from their works. Andrew Carroll, editor of the anthology and author of the best selling War Letters, moderates...
|From Jazz to Hip Hop and Beyond - WGBH|
Emmett Price III, musician Emmett Price III examines the connections between jazz, hip hop and other music forms. Price, a musician and educator, discusses the importance of music as a means of communication and its capacity to bridge generational and other interpersonal gaps. PBS | NPR Forum Network program with WGBH Lectures Boston Public Library 2008 Apr 29
|Unicorn in Captivity: Science Helping Art - WGBH|
David Chudnovsky, director, IMAS; Gregory Chudnovsky, director, IMAS To create an exact visual reproduction of one of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Unicorn Tapestries, digital cameras photographed every inch. When the hundreds of digital photographic files didn't fit smoothly together, the Chudnovsky brothers, co-directors of the Institute for Mathematics and Advanced Supercomputing, were brought in to solve the mystery.Art and science have continually flirted over the centuries...
Keywords: art & architecture